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Old 18th Jul 2019, 05:52
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Apparently the long antennae make him a cricket though that sounds plain bats to me...
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Old 18th Jul 2019, 07:27
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Cricket looks like a fine piece of engineering.
Also appears to be saying..."OK bud, enough with the glass thing, I've got some serious cricketing to do."

The game name:
"The name is originally thought to either have been derived from the Old French “criquet”, meaning “goal, post, or stick” or from the Middle Dutch “kricke”, meaning “stick” or “staff”. The latter Middle Dutch derivation from “kricke” is generally considered more likely due to the strong medieval trade connections between south-east England and Flanders, which belonged to the Duchy of Burgundy."
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Old 18th Jul 2019, 07:45
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Have you seen the size of their balls?
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Old 18th Jul 2019, 08:21
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This is creasing me up, but I'm stumped if I can think of a pun.
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Old 18th Jul 2019, 08:23
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Good day all. Still kicking just. Had a lot of problems with my diabetes, got bad leg infection and ended up in hospital a few weeks ago. Two different IV antibiotics 4 bags of each a day. Veins kept collapsing so ended up with a total of 16 different sites on my hands. Blood sugar dipped at one point to 8, normal is about 100. Was in a lot of pain and delirious, put on IV dextrose as well until it stabilised. Nena helped so much and stayed with me aall the time. All done at Cebu Doctors university hospital, wiped out a lot of savings but is nothing to still be here. Second crop of corn growing well, main house is being rebuilt so a bit disruptive to internet. I will be back to quote Arnie.
Nice to see the thread honouring Mr.D
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Old 18th Jul 2019, 08:39
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Originally Posted by hiflymk3 View Post
This is creasing me up, but I'm stumped if I can think of a pun.
I'll have to bail you out then.
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Old 18th Jul 2019, 13:57
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It`s not creasing me up, so I`m popping off.
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Old 18th Jul 2019, 16:11
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These cricket puns bowl me over I declare!

Glad to hear you're feeling better laser ... but you've been through a bad time by the sound of it.
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Old 18th Jul 2019, 17:35
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
These cricket puns bowl me over I declare!

Glad to hear you're feeling better laser ... but you've been through a bad time by the sound of it.
These cricket puns give me the runs.
Laser you must have bowled over for six, glad you're on the mend.
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Old 18th Jul 2019, 18:02
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This is the sixth cricket pun so it`s now OVER.
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Old 18th Jul 2019, 18:41
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Laser, sorry to hear of your confinement, so glad you have recovered...

OK, enough cricket, I've just seen a TV advert mentioning a nine letter C word, ending in S and associated with December. Aaaaarrrrrrggggghhhh!

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Old 18th Jul 2019, 21:02
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In July? Have they forgotten Halloween, black Friday and all the other dopey modern retail inventions? I hate the world.
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Old 18th Jul 2019, 22:51
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The World is pretty nice. It's the humans who spoil it.
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Old 19th Jul 2019, 08:59
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Signs outside pubs...usually " 2 for 1 " or, "Food served all day " or similar welcoming advice.......alas, not generally seen was the one outside a pub we had anticipated entering recently..."Closed due to psychological bullying......sorry about the inconvenience ".......which is, erm, novel I suppose.
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Old 19th Jul 2019, 09:59
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Good lord, where on earth was that?

For some reason it reminds me of the pub which had posters up advertising an evening with a clairvoyant. Underneath was scribbled "cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances..."

No? More cricket puns...?
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Old 19th Jul 2019, 11:39
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"You have two sides, one out in the field and one in.
Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side that's been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.
When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in.
There are two men called umpires who stay out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out.
When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game."
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Old 19th Jul 2019, 12:23
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Good lord, where on earth was that?

...?
T'was on a holiday caravan site in deepest Derbyshire.....there was a, ahem, back story we discovered.....something about the owner... and toys... and throwing.... and prams was mentioned. Seems the same sharp as a marble individual also closed for the August BH last year ....and opened again after the hols.

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Old 19th Jul 2019, 12:45
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Reminds me of the old one, a sign outside a pub. Free beer tomorrow.
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Old 19th Jul 2019, 16:54
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No more cricket puns treadigraph? Was that an appeal for more?
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 11:23
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I thought I might be on a sticky wicket but I could be wide of the mark. I've still a few extras though.
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